Snow breaks Odessa records

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    Snow breaks Odessa records | snow, weather, morning - Odessa American Online

    Monday’s snow broke the 1998’s daily snowfall record and pushed the 2011-12 winter season past the 1946-47 seasonal snowfall record, the National Weather Service in Midland reported.

    As of press time, 7:30 p.m. Monday, the NWS reported 10.4 inches of snow had fallen since 7 a.m., bringing the seasonal snowfall figure for 2011-12 to 19.3 inches. The previous daily snowfall record was set Dec. 11, 1998, at 9.8 inches the previous season snowfall record was set in 1946-47 at 13.9 inches.

    Cancelations rippled on toward the Midland International Airport as well. The airport reported airlines had opted to cancel all of Monday’s departures.

    The Odessa District of TxDOT reported eight snow plows came from the Lubbock District of TxDOT to help clear roads outside of the city limits, which include Highway 191, Interstate 20, Business Interstate 20, Loop 338 and Highway 158.
     

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